Hello Michael,

>> memory reduction (~20%) by doing this for eiffel. But Boehm-Weisser
>> scans everything conservative and not only the heap like ruby.

MN> Hm, my understanding of Ruby's GC is that it scans the stack
MN> conservative (meaning that all values on the stack that look like 
MN> references to memory are handled as references), but not the heap (how
MN> could you conservativly scan the heap?). But probably I misunderstood you.

Yes. It was a typo i meant "not only the stack like ruby".
Sorry for the confusion.


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